Shadow Lord Chancellor

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The Shadow Lord Chancellor is the member of the British Shadow Cabinet who shadows the Lord Chancellor, an office which has existed since the Norman Conquest. Since 2010, the officeholder has jointly held the title Shadow Secretary of State for Justice. The current Shadow Lord Chancellor is Richard Burgon of the Labour Party.

Shadow Lord Chancellors[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party
The Lord Elwyn-Jones Elwyn Jones in Romania (cropped).jpg 2 October 1983 9 January 1989 Labour
The Lord Mishcon No image.svg 9 January 1989 18 July 1992 Labour
The Lord Irvine of Lairg No image.svg 18 June 1992 2 May 1997 Labour
The Lord Mackay of Clashfern Official portrait of Lord Mackay of Clashfern crop 2.jpg 2 May 1997 11 June 1997 Conservative
The Lord Kingsland[n 1] No image.svg 11 June 1997 12 July 2009 Conservative
Vacant[n 2] 12 July 2009 11 May 2010
Jack Straw Jack Straw 2.jpg 11 May 2010 7 October 2010 Labour
Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan.jpg 8 October 2010 11 May 2015 Labour
The Lord Falconer of Thoroton Official portrait of Lord Falconer of Thoroton crop 2.jpg 11 May 2015 26 June 2016 Labour
Richard Burgon Richard Burgon.jpg 27 June 2016 Incumbent Labour

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kingsland remained Shadow Lord Chancellor after the Government effectively combined the office of Lord Chancellor with the Constitutional Affairs (later Justice) Secretary mid-2003.[1][2][3][4]
  2. ^ The Conservatives did not appoint a Shadow Lord Chancellor after Kingsland's death.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Her Majesty's Official Opposition as at 21 May 2005". Weekly Information Bulletin. House of Commons Information Office. 31 May 2005.
  2. ^ "Her Majesty's Official Opposition as at 17 December 2005". Weekly Information Bulletin. House of Commons Information Office. 17 December 2005.
  3. ^ "Her Majesty's Official Opposition as at 6 November 2007". Weekly Information Bulletin. House of Commons Information Office. 10 November 2007.
  4. ^ "Her Majesty's Official Opposition as at 3 November 2008". Weekly Information Bulletin. House of Commons Information Office. 6 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Her Majesty's Official Opposition as at 20 November 2009". Weekly Information Bulletin. House of Commons Information Office. 21 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Her Majesty's Official Opposition as at 20 November 2009". Weekly Information Bulletin. House of Commons Information Office. 21 November 2009.